Times night-desk editor Dwight Perry uses Sideline Chatter as a not-so-safe haven for the humorous, offbeat and bizarre events and characters that color the sports landscape. His column runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in Sports.
TV cameramen at NFL games are taking shots of the crowd and cheerleaders 5.5 percent of the time.
Ever see what’s left of a fluffy cat after you put it under a water tap? Same goes for the actual game action in an NFL broadcast.
Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire says his surgically-repaired knees are feeling rejuvenated after six months of taking baths in red wine at a spa.
Black bear makes an appearance during high-school cross-country race
New Raiders coach Tony Sparano, seeking to put the team’s 0-4 start in the past, buried a football at practice.
Well, at least Amen Corner ought to look familiar.
Peyton Manning gets a cheap shot — from one of his own teammates.
Giants tight end Larry Donnell turned in a seven-catch, 43-yard, three-touchdown effort — but lost in fantasy football.
Legendary Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne’s old house in South Bend, Ind. — listed for sale with an asking price of $500,000 — is a two-story, 4,180-square-foot Tudor.
This league has an impact on the pocketbook
It was raining money Wednesday night in Minneapolis — Phil Hughes’ money.
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall started getting some nasty tweets Monday night when the banged-up Bears receiver of the same name briefly hobbled to the sideline — mind you, the same guy who caught three touchdown passes on one good leg just a week before.